Tag Archives: Guns

The Price of Getting Involved

I’ve been following the bears in Minnesota since I heard about them on Prairie Home Companion.

Today, the update was that a 3 year old female with an identification collar was shot and killed:

Gentle Jo was killed in Soudan, MN, last evening.  She made it into the forest before collapsing on the run from a shot through a lung.

Shoot first.  That’s it.

I don’t think that type of mentality will change in this country before I die.  I just hope that I can follow this little family for a year or so without any of them getting shot.

My Dream

That this country could wake up from its gun fetish.

The gun industry,  its manufacturers, ammo producers and its advocates eat up enough money to stamp out many societal ills, but all of the money is wasted on toys people will only ever shoot at a target at a gun range.  They should all go the way of the carriage:  just a novelty of fake wild west shows.  Let the real entertainers — the thespians — take over to show us how it was in the day.

Having a handgun didn’t seem to help Michael Berry.

Let’s Talk About Guns

Yesterday I heard someone wax prolific on the idea of gun regulation.  His point was that things are dangerous.  If we outlaw one thing (guns) that is dangerous, we should outlaw everything that is dangerous.

Read this.

And then read this.

This will not work out nicely.  Rabid second amendment screamers, as well as those who rallied  to the 2nd amendment remedies, will have to answer for their rhetoric.

Call me naive, but I think the gun talk will fade and mayors against guns will win the day.

 

Ok, Dallas Wins

For the longest time, Houston has had an inferiority complex.  Dallas has always gotten all of the attention.

I have hated Dallas all my life, almost as most as California.  But they one-upped us today and good for them.  According to the local CBS news, more than 200 people turned in their guns for a grocery coupon.

Yes indeed.

All those transplanted southern strategy types who have decided that they needed to stock up on guns otherwise Obama will take them away, take note.  You aren’t winning that argument either.

I have a mind to call that Gun Man tomorrow while I work on my lawn or finish painting the living room — you know things people do instead of worring about who is going to try to kill them or take their toys away.

That guy also had this “radical” idea.  He thinks gun types should leave gun related magazines in doctors’ and dentists’ offices.  It’s his brilliant idea.